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Third hood scoop?
#1
I have a really really nice ram air hood I found and need. The guy wants next to nothing for it, but a hole has been cut in the middle (done neatly) so that a third scoop can be added. The guy before had a some sort of monster motor and needed the extra room for his air cleaner.
It had a boss style hood scoop on it at one time but not now, its just a hood with the hole. I am having a hard time imaging what this would look like and what scoop I could put on it (and im really worried its going to look stupid. Can that be patched?)
Anyone have a pic of a 71-73 where someone installed a scoop in the middle?
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#2
Here's a previous thread:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-more-...ood?page=2

And here's one that used to be for sale:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-for-s...asa-scoops



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#3
"and I'm really worried its going to look stupid" I agree with you; most do.
I've seen many attempts and few if any look decent.
Because of the way hoods are made, I would think it very difficult to patch that area.
To do so properly, you would probably need to re-brace the underside. And it would probably be noticeable from the underside... And unless re-braced I'd bet it would warp easily.
Maybe the body & paint guys could chime in here but it might not be worth trying to repair.

Ray

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#4
The ONLY one I have seen that looks ok to me is in this pic on a Australian (falcon?)
But I don't know what scoop that is or what it might look like from the side, but every other one I have seen looks dumb.

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Boss1Ray;212304 Wrote:"and I'm really worried its going to look stupid" I agree with you; most do.
I've seen many attempts and few if any look decent.
Because of the way hoods are made, I would think it very difficult to patch that area.
To do so properly, you would probably need to re-brace the underside. And it would probably be noticeable from the underside... And unless re-braced I'd bet it would warp easily.
Maybe the body & paint guys could chime in here but it might not be worth trying to repair.

Ray
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#5
A new hood would be cheaper than the cost to make that one right again. It might be of value for the scoop inserts and the leading edge, but otherwise I'd say pass on it.

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#6
Looks like a dark horse racing hood on the second link.

http://darkhorseracing.net/71-73_mustang.htm
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rcadd1ct;212358 Wrote:Looks like a dark horse racing hood on the second link.

http://darkhorseracing.net/71-73_mustang.htm

mmmmm, too... Chevy for me.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-more-...-nasa-hood

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-body-scoops
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opethlike;212305 Wrote:The ONLY one I have seen that looks ok to me is in this pic on a Australian (falcon?)
But I don't know what scoop that is or what it might look like from the side, but every other one I have seen looks dumb.

[Image: 2d0gvox.jpg]

Boss1Ray;212304 Wrote:"and I'm really worried its going to look stupid" I agree with you; most do.
I've seen many attempts and few if any look decent.
Because of the way hoods are made, I would think it very difficult to patch that area.
To do so properly, you would probably need to re-brace the underside. And it would probably be noticeable from the underside... And unless re-braced I'd bet it would warp easily.
Maybe the body & paint guys could chime in here but it might not be worth trying to repair.

Ray
Looks like a locally made letter box scoop from the mid/late 80s. I would probs just try and find a new hood. The only half bearable way to have a third hole is with a reverse cowl scoop like this photo,but our falcons are a lot chunkier and more aggressive in styling than the clean aero shape of the mustang
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#9
I like the dark horse hood.

I may need the extra space for the blower and it seems like an easy solution.
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opethlike;212256 Wrote:I have a really really nice ram air hood I found and need. The guy wants next to nothing for it, but a hole has been cut in the middle (done neatly) so that a third scoop can be added. The guy before had a some sort of monster motor and needed the extra room for his air cleaner.
It had a boss style hood scoop on it at one time but not now, its just a hood with the hole. I am having a hard time imaging what this would look like and what scoop I could put on it (and im really worried its going to look stupid. Can that be patched?)
Anyone have a pic of a 71-73 where someone installed a scoop in the middle?
If you can have the cutted Ram-air hood next to nothing then go and grab it! Have a third scoop and bring it on!!! You’ll always get a good discussion about why did you cut a hole to your ram-air hood… Big Grin

I did a hole to my ram-air hood but kept the sawed off piece just in case so the hood can be restored if so desired. Its not an big deal to tig weld it together since the lower part is still intact so it can be done perfectly even from the underside. I am not going to restore it though but I do also have the UP22/Dark Horse fiberglass products Dominator hood with the 3" cowl. I have not test fitted it yet but will do it in few months – I’ll have it painted to match the car. I’ll show you pics once done.

I am switching to different intake combo so I don’t want to cut my Ram-air hood anymore than it is now. Now I have the tall Boss 429 scoop installed as third scoop to ram-air hood, I like it but hate it when need to turn right… Otherwise I like my third scoop, but its mainly my problem, if I would always have done as other people tells me to do, I would be enjoying the 351c with automatic – nothing wrong with it though but it’s not my thing.

If you can throw the hood to my haulier Timmonsville SC I’ll buy the hood from you in case you don’t like it.
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